Essence Quotes

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.

James Madison

My perspective of veganism was most affected by learning that the veal calf is a by-product of dairying, and that in essence there is a slice of veal in every glass of what I had thought was an innocuous white liquid - milk

Rynn Berry

Advertising is of the very essence of democracy. An election goes on every minute of the business day across the counters of hundreds of thousands of stores and shops where the customers state their preferences and determine which manufacturer and which product shall be the leader today, and which shall lead tomorrow.

Bruce Barton

Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior.

Logan Pearsall Smith

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.

Vincent Van Gogh

Self-trust is the essence of heroism

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.

William James

Caring is the essence of nursing.

Jean Watson

The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

Theodore Hesburgh

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.

Germaine Greer

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.

Nnamdi Azikiwe

The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.


The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

History is the essence of innumerable biographies.

Thomas Carlyle

We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.

Emil Zatopek

History is a great deal closer to poetry than is generally realised: in truth, I think, it is in essence the same.

A. L. Rowse

A good book is the purest essence of a human soul.

Thomas Carlyle

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.

Germaine Greer

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule

Brookner, Anita

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

George Orwell

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.


The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.


The toughest thing about the power of trust is that it's very difficult to build and very easy to destroy. The essence of trust building is to emphasize the similarities between you and the customer.

Thomas J. Watson

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity

Germaine Greer

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